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Counseling Center Changes During COVID-19 Situation

 Due to COVID-19 and NDSU moving to all on-line classes for the rest of the semester, changes are being made to Counseling Center services: 

In an effort to practice healthy social distancing, the Center will not be open for face-to-face operations for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.  We will be providing video support for students and telephone consultation for concerns about others during this time period.

Due to changes in the times professional staff members will be available, all previously scheduled appointments at the Center from now until the end of the semester have been cancelled. The Center’s professional staff members will begin providing video counseling services for students as of Thursday, March 26th.  If you would like to reschedule an appointment that is being cancelled, please call the Center to do so (701-231-7671) and we will work to reschedule you with your provider as soon as possible.  

To schedule a new appointment, students should call the Center (701-231-7671) and we will work to get you scheduled to talk to a counselor as soon as possible. If you are concerned about someone else and would like to consult about how best to help this person, please call the Center (701-231-7671) and one of the staff members will discuss your concerns with you.

For NDSU students in crisis, please call the Center and we will have someone speak with you as soon as possible for a crisis appointment via telephone or video.  If help is needed outside of normal business hours, call the Center and FirstLink (the FM area 24-hour hotline) will answer the call and help deal with the situation (they can also contact the Center’s on-call counselor as needed).

Unfortunately, the graduate students will no longer be able to provide counseling at our Center. If you were previously working with one of our graduate students and you would like to reschedule an appointment that is being cancelled, please call the Center (701-231-7671) and we will work to reschedule you with a professional staff member.  

Please also note that all groups and workshops at the Center are canceled until further notice.

Please take care of yourself and others by following the North Dakota Department of Health guide for COVID-19 prevention; this information can be found in the COVID-19 updates section of the NDSU web page.

Please click here for a link to science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety.

Please click here for a link to ND's COVID-19 behavioral health resources page.

Please click here for Therapy Access Online (TAO) free mindfulness exercises for coping with worry and anxiety.

Please click here to download the Wellness Society's free coronavirus anxiety workbook.

Welcome to the NDSU Counseling Center!

Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

The mission of the Counseling Center is to encourage individuals to develop their unique potential by providing services and programs in a supportive environment.

The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal or academic nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.

We are sensitive to the needs of students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnic groups, ages, and ability, and are LGBTQIA affirming.

Scheduling An Appointment

  • Individual and Group Counseling for NDSU students, free of charge.
  • Location: 212 Ceres Hall
  • Phone number: 701-231-7671.  
  • Hours during the school Year: M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Hours during summer and school breaks: M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

NDSU Counseling Center Video--"A Quick Guide to Counseling"

NDSU Counseling Center Video--"You Are Not Alone"


Groups, Classes and Workshops Spring 2020!
  • NEW Happy Hour Group
  • NEW Music Therapy Group
  • Health Concerns Discussion
  • Art Therapy Group
  • 3-Week Mindfulness Workshops
  • 3-Week Emotional Fitness Workshops
  • Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group
  • Open Meditation Sessions for Students
  • Pawsitive Relaxation with our therapy dogs
  • Graduate Student Support Group
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Study Skills Class
  • NDSU Cares Trainings

See our Groups and Classes page for details (details for some groups TBA shortly)! 


Check Out These External Links...


 FirstLink Database of Community Resources

APA Help Center American Psychological Association's Public Information help center.

North Dakota Department of Health Suicide Prevention Web Site Designed specifically for information about suicide prevention and other issues associated with suicide.

Virtual Pamphlet CollectionStudent Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

Atlas of Emotions The Atlas of Emotions is a tool to help people better understand what emotions are, how they are triggered and what their effects are, and how to become aware of emotions before acting on them.


 A site that offers mental health information especially for college students, including:

  • A self-screening program for you to take if you are concerned about your own emotions or those of a friend
  • A program that will answer your questions about mental health issues
  • A vast mental health resource library

In addition, check out Ulifeline's new partnership site with mtvU, Half of Usand their web site dedicated to helping students navigate their transition to college, Set to Go

Email Disclaimer

We discourage people from contacting us via e-mail regarding personal problems. The nature of e-mail is such that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your correspondence, nor do we find e-mail communications as useful as in-depth, face-to-face contact. Moreover, we cannot guarantee that we will read e-mail right away or respond in a timely fashion.

Contact Information

North Dakota State University Counseling Center
Location: 212 Ceres Hall
Mailing Address: NDSU Dept. 2841, P.O. Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-7671
ND Relay: (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 231-6318
For emergency/crisis contact information, please see our Crisis Intervention Page

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North Dakota State University
Counseling Center
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7671
Campus address: Ceres Hall 212
Physical/delivery address: 212 Ceres Hall, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2841 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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